Can images provide contextual support for prose?

Robert M. Bernard, Chris H. Petersen, Mohamed Ally

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    This study sought to determine whether contextual organizers presented before prose passages can improve learning and retention among students who have no prior knowledge of the subject. The researchers used two types of organizers - an image and its verbal equivalent. Students who were provided the organizers scored better than control students on tests given two weeks later, but the predicted advantage of images over verbal learning adjuncts did not appear.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)101-108
    Number of pages8
    JournalEducational Communication & Technology
    Issue number2
    Publication statusPublished - Jun. 1981

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